I don’t know what some of these new fangdangled gadgets do.
Thank goodness we have moved on from smoke signals, but when it comes to technology my limit is email. I type pretty fast so it makes writing letters easier for me. Email also works when I don’t have time to visit or I can seek or give information at odd hours when calling wouldn’t be appropriate. A face to face is best, but having a voice at the end of the line is still really good, too. I don’t Facebook, tweet, twitter, Instagram or any of the other communication methods available today.
Why do we need to be constantly connected? So immediately available? I don’t need it and don’t want it. I am not a doctor, fireman or hydro lineman, so I don’t need to be on call all the time. Being inaccessible is a good thing. It’s calming and I know the world won’t end if I can’t be reached for an hour or two.
Being a big proponent of correct spelling and grammar I find the lingo complete jibberish and totally annoying. But I guess that is expected at my age, right? Old people just don’t get it. And you all know how I feel about everything being abbreviated to initials.
Got this email from a friend – some of you might have seen it too. I got a kick out of it and it exemplifies the whole gadget language thing.
Young people have theirs, now seniors have their own texting codes:
* ATD - At the Doctor's
* BFF - Best Friends Funeral
* BTW - Bring the Wheelchair
* BYOT - Bring Your Own Teeth
* CBM - Covered by Medicare
* CUATSC - See You at the Senior Center
* DWI - Driving While Incontinent
* FWIW - Forgot Where I Was
* GGPBL- Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
* GHA - Got Heartburn Again
* HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement
* LMDO - Laughing My Dentures Out
* LOL- Living on Lipitor (I can’t get over LOL meaning laughing out loud instead of lots of love!)
* OMSG - Oh My! Sorry, Gas
* TOT - Texting on Toilet
* WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?
* GGLKI (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In!)